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Submission opportunities for women in film/video.

##Opportunities with hashtags are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred are for women only.

Special Opportunity 

Women Over 50 Film Festival (WOFFF) celebrates older women in front of and behind the camera. WOFFF engages audiences, builds creative communities and celebrates films with women over 50 at their heart. 
WOFFF founder and director, Nuala O’Sullivan, says, “I’m a woman in my 50s, a writer and producer, and a couple of years ago I began to notice a real lack of good roles for older women in films I was watching at short film festivals.” She also noticed how few older women there were behind the camera. She decided to do something practical and positive about this lack of representation, and that’s how WOFFF was born.
Women Over 50 Film Festival is now in its third year. WOFFF submissions work on a very simple principal: if a short film has a woman over 50 at its centre on screen or part of the creative team is female and over 50, then the film’s eligible. There’s no upper or lower age limit for filmmakers and WOFFF isn’t open just to women – everyone’s welcome. WOFFF is an inclusive film festival that seeks submissions by and about older women and welcomes films from Women of Colour, LGBTQ+ women, women with disabilities and other often underrepresented groups in filmmaking. 
The 2017 festival takes place in the Picturehouse Duke of York’s (the oldest cinema in continuous use in Britain) and the Sallis Benney Theatre in the University of Brighton from 14 – 17 September. 
WOFFF launches at the majestic Picturehouse Duke of York’s, with the feel-good gem, Mamma Mia! It’s a film which not only stars three strong, older women – Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Christine Baranski  - but which also has three strong, older women at the helm behind the camera – writer Catherine Johnson, prodcuer Judy Craymer  and director Phyllida Lloyd. 
The festival then moves along Grand Parade to the University of Brighton’s Sallis Benney Theatre for two days filled with film screenings, special guests, Q&As, talks and workshops. 
The festival closes with jury prizes for the winners of Best Drama, Best Documentary, Best Animation, Best Experimental, as well as an Audience Choice Award. 
Winners will receive a WOFFF winner’s certificate, cash and a bottle of award-winning Mother’s Ruin gin.In 2018 all the winning films will be screened at Picturehouse Duke of York’s.
The festival is currently accepting short film submissions from filmmakers in the following categories: drama (including comedy), documentary, animation and experimental. Films can be submitted, and full submission guidelines can be found at: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WomenOver50FilmFestival
Last year’s winning experimental filmmaker, Oonagh Kearney, says, “In 2015, WOFFF burst onto the scene with verve, edge, passion and style. Led by women with a dynamic vision, WOFFF celebrates a breadth of perspectives by and about older women and in doing so supports the sharing of vital cinematic representations with wider UK and world film culture. I was very proud for The Wake to screen at WOFFF - and we were thrilled to win an award.”

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Film Festivals

2017 Hamptons International Film Festival
A partnership between the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) and New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), Women Calling the Shots is in its 15th year. The series gives voice to the creative visions of women through film and video, including narrative, documentary, animation and experimental works. NYWIFT invites its members, as well as members of Women in Film chapters worldwide to submit their short films for consideration for this program that is curated by NYWIFT and HIFF.
  • When/Where: October 5-9, 2017, Hamptons, NY
  • Deadline: June 15, 2017
  • Submission Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: SHORTS ONLY: Films must be 20 minutes or less in running time. (There will be no exceptions for films with extended running times.) Completion Date: Films must have been completed after January 31st, 2016. Previous submissions will not be accepted. Submitted films must not have been released theatrically or received a U.S. television broadcast. Submitted films must not have been released publicly online prior to the festival.
  • Categories: Short Films under 20 minutes
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: programs@nywift.org     
  • Submission Information

Highland Falls Film Festival
The fifteenth High Falls Film Festival, a five-day event celebrating the achievements of women in all aspects of filmmaking, will be held November 2 – 6, 2017 in Rochester, NY. Founded in 2001, the High Falls Film Festival honors the artistry and innovation of women in film — behind the camera, in leading roles on the screen, and at the heart of storylines.
  • When/Where: November 2-6, 2017, Rochester, NY
  • Deadline: September 3, 2017
  • Submission Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: We welcome films targeted to an adult audience.  All films must be made by, or feature, women in a strong leading role, or films that focus on women and their life experiences. Preference will be given to films made by women in a leadership role(s); including director, screenplay writer, producer, cinematographer, etc.   All genres including live action narrative, live action documentary, animation, experimental, hybrid, etc. may be submitted.
  • Categories: Full-length Narrative or Documentary, Short Films
  • Address: High Falls Film Festival Office 45 East Avenue, Suite 400, Rochester NY 14604, USA
  • Contact: kateh@highfallsfilmfestival.com       
  • Submission Information

Breaking Walls Thriller Screenplay Contest
Breaking Walls is the leading screenplay contest for writers in the thriller genre. We believe well-written thrillers are an excellent way for writers to show Hollywood pros a combination of commerciality, your unique voice, and a clear understanding of effective feature film narrative delivery techniques. Our goal is to reward undiscovered thriller writing talent on an ongoing basis. We're here to break down the walls between your talent and the industry pros looking for the next great thriller writer!
  • When/Where: July 29, 2017
  • Deadline: May 5 (Early Bird); May 19 (Regular); June 9 (Late); June 23 (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $35-$60
  • Eligibility: International entries are allowed but the script must be written in English. The submitted script must be in PDF format and must be submitted electronically.  A title page with contact information must be included with every submitted script. The script must be 80 to 130 pages in 12pt Courier (or Courier Final Draft) with standard screenplay margins and spacing, and pages must be numbered. The script must be unproduced at the time of submission and must be an original screenplay intended for the medium of feature film and the submitter must own 100% of the rights to the script when submitting. Adaptations are eligible as long as the writer can prove full ownership of the original property or life rights (or if the source material is public domain according to US Copyright law.) If the script is written by a writing team, it must be submitted by one of the writers with the consent of the other (any and all prizes will be sent to the writer who submitted the winning script, it is the responsibility of the writing team to share or divide the prizes.) All entries must be received on or before midnight (Pacific Time) on the date of the deadline and must be paid in full to be considered.
  • Categories: Screenplays in the thriller genre
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: coordinator@thrillerscreenplay.com    
  • Submission Information

Impromptu: International Film and Gender Studies Festival
Imperfectu. International Film and Gender Studies Festival, creates reflections based on film, diverse artistic and academic proposals, individual and organizational experiences, and social movements, in order to generate an interdisciplinary analysis that impacts commonly widespread approaches to gender.
  • When/Where: November 16-18, 2017, Tijuana, Mexico
  • Deadline: May 1 (Regular); June 1 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $15-$30
  • Eligibility: There is no limit to the duration of the audiovisual work, nor with respect to the date or origin of the production. Submitted works must contain or make a reference to any topic that relates body-science or body-technology. If your work is in Spanish, you must send it with English subtitles. If your work is in English, you must send it with Spanish subtitles. If your work is in any other language, you must send it with both Spanish and English subtitles.
  • Categories: Imperfectu accepts works in any genre (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc.) regardless of the original format (video, HD, 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, etc.)
  • Address: CECUT, Tijuana, Baja California 22010 Mexico
  • Contact: submissions@imperfectu.com   
  • Submission Information

Cambodia Town Film Festival
CTFF is a four-day film forum that will introduce new studio and independent features, documentaries, foreign features, short films, animated shorts and re-released classics. The programs will include a variety of special events and panel discussions featuring directors, producers, writers and actors. CTFF will provide a creative forum for emerging filmmakers. CTFF offers the opportunity for student early-career filmmakers, and seasoned filmmakers to showcase their talent and gain exposure.
  • When/Where: September 14-17, 2017, Long Beach, CA
  • Deadline: March 10, 2017 (Earlybird), June 20 (Regular), July 5 (Late), July 17  (Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $20-$35
  • Eligibility: Acceptable formats for preview are DVD (NTSC, Region 0 or 1 only) or secure online screener. No PAL DVDs will be previewed. Press kit are encouraged, but not required to be submitted with your entry, including: Still images (hard photos and/or high-resolution electronic images of at least 300dpi on a CD). Please provide captions for all images. Synopsis, Director's Biography, Director's Filmography, Cast and Crew Listing, If film is selected, the festival will request the following items to maximize exposure for your film: posters, director's photo, trailers, and clips and the press kit.
  • Categories: Feature Films, Documentary Films, Short Narrative Films, Short Documentary Films, Short Animation Films, Short Shorts
  • Address: 2025 E. 4th Street. Long Beach, CA 90814 United States 
  • Contact: submissions@cambodiatownfilmfestival.com   
  • Submission Information

Shorts That Are Not Pants
Established in 2012, Shorts That Are Not Pants is a quarterly screening series for short films that takes place in Toronto, Canada. Screenings take place in January, April, July, and October. We've screened more than 150 films from 26 countries so far, and we're looking for more undiscovered gems to show our shorts-savvy Toronto audiences. Members of our programming team have experience working for some of the biggest and best festivals in the world (TIFF, Sundance, Hot Docs) and travel to festivals around the world seeking out the best films and the brightest filmmakers to support.
  • When/Where: January 3, 2018, Toronto, CA
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Submission Fee: $20-$30
  • Eligibility: We are currently accepting submissions of short films up to 20 minutes in length. We screen from digital files ONLY. Films not in English must contain English subtitles.
  • Categories: All genres are welcome, and we don't care about premiere status or whether the film is already available online. 
  • Address: 20 Carlton Street Toronto, Ontario M5B 2H5 Canada  
  • Contact: james@shortsnotpants.com    
  • Submission Information

Fantastic Fest
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world.
  • When/Where: September 21-28, 2017, Austin, TX
  • Deadline: February 22, 2017 (Earlybird), April 26 (Regular), May 31 (Late), June 21 (WAB Extended)
  • Submission Fee: $35-$70
  • Eligibility: Running time for all feature films must be 70 minutes or more. Running time for all shorts must be less than 30 minutes. Selected films must be made available in a 35mm composite print, Bluray, or DCP. Film submissions in a foreign language must be subtitled in English.
    Acceptable screening format is an online screener. We do not accept hardcopy screeners. If submitting more than one film, a separate completed entry is required for each title.
  • Categories: Short Films and Feature Films 
  • Address: 916 N. Formosa Ave. c/o The Actors Company Los Angeles, CA 90046 United States
  • Contact: info@fantasticfest.com   
  • Submission Information

Chicago International Film Festival
The Chicago International Film Festival celebrates the best that cinema has to offer. Showcasing films from established masters and emerging storytellers, the Festival welcomes films from around the world. Offering an impressive selection of competitive and non-competitive programming, the Chicago International Film Festival brings films both domestic and international to silver screens in Chicago.
  • When/Where: October 12-26, 2017, Chicago, IL
  • Deadline: April 7 (Early); June 16 (Regular); July 17 (Late)
  • Submission Fee: $20-$200
  • Eligibility: 1. Films completed on or after September 1, 2016 are eligible. 2. Films previously submitted to the Chicago International Film Festival are NOT eligible. 3. US premieres are given priority, but films must be at least a Chicago premiere. Films that (a) have screened publicly in the Chicago area, (b) have had a theatrical run in the US prior to the Festival dates, (c) have aired on US television prior to the Festival dates, or (d) are available for purchase in North America are NOT eligible. 4. Feature-length films (narrative or documentary) that are available for public online viewing in their entirety are NOT eligible. Short films (under 40 min) may be available online. 5. Films shown at private screenings not open to the public (for crew, investors, etc.) are eligible. 6. All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English. Dialogue lists are not accepted. 7. Entrant confirms and warrants required legal authority to submit the entry into the Festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.
  • Categories: Documentary, Feature Film, Short Film
  • Address: 212 W. Van Buren St. Ste. 400 Chicago, IL 60607 United States 
  • Contact: entries@chicagofilmfestival.com  
  • Submission Information


Saffire –Short Film
Our production consists of storytelling 7 main short stories to be used for TV/Web & a Drama Institution's channel to highlight the human struggle and the human soul in today's world.
  • Roles: Females (All Ethnicities; 22-45; Lead and Supporting)
  • Audition: June 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots in NYC, Mid June. 4-hours Max.
  • Union: Union and Non-Union
  • Pay: IMDb Credit, Reel Footage delivered to your inbox, a free future coaching session by Cristhian Andrews, and an opportunity to be coached during the shoot by a high-caliber professor from a top Acting Univeristy. No pay unfortunately at this time. 
  • Audition Information

Prillen- Short Film
Seeking models/actors for upcoming photo/film shoots. Subjects will be able to use the footage and photos in their reels and portfolios. Artist states: "I will be using it for my social media--Instagram and YouTube. These will also be test shoots for upcoming short films that I'm producing. This is a fun opportunity for you to network with other NYC artists and grow your social media audience. You can check out my work and social media  http://www.prillen.com/ 
  • Roles: Female Model/Actor (All Ethnicities; 18+; Lead)
  • Audition: June 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Shoots mainly on weekends (afternoon/evening) in NYC.
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: Photos and footage may be used for personal reels and portfolios.
  • Audition Information

70 Hour Monologues Festival – Short Film
Seeking New York City actors and actresses for The Set NYC and NYC Monologues' New York 70 Hour Monologues Festival. Producer states: "Perform on stage, network, perform a monologue, and sign up for the 70 Hour Film Challenge with coordinator Nick Sakai ("Orange is the New Black," "The Affair," "Law & Order"). The Set NYC is featured on NBC and Today.com . Monologues must be memorized. Venue/stage is in the Lower East Side Manhattan. Perform on stage; connect with producers, film industry guests, and theater industry guests; improve your performing stage presence; and create short films in 70 hours. Looking forward to your profile submission."
  • Roles: Actresses (All Ethnicities; 21+; Lead)
  • Audition: June 2017
  • Shoot Dates/Location: Performance date(s) TBD on the Lower East Side of NYC.
  • Union: Non-Union
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

For more OnScreen opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; or Playbill.com. 


Film Crew
We need an entire crew for a feature film. Hiring A DP, 1st AD, Makeup, Production Assistants, Grips, Boom, Script Supervisor. Craft Services.
Dates 06 July – 28 July. Mostly interior shoots. Four exteriors.

  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Previous experience required. Must be able to locate to New York City.
  • Application Information

Senior Producer, Audio
Vox Media builds smart media brands people love, empowering trusted digital voices with proprietary technology to create and distribute stories to an audience of hundreds of millions of young adults worldwide. Vox Media is eight distinct brands: The Verge (Technology and Culture), Vox (General News), SB Nation (Sports), Eater (Food and Nightlife), Polygon (Gaming), Racked (Shopping), Eater (Food and Nightlife), Curbed (Real Estate and Home), and Recode (Technology and Business).
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: Experience as the editorial/creative lead for a successful podcast or broadcast program. Experience managing a production team tasked with meeting daily deadlines. A portfolio that demonstrates an ear for great tape and inventive approaches to audio storytelling. A track record of developing stories that draw on diverse perspectives/source lists. Strong collaborative skills, as well as the ability to delegate and prioritize effectively. A strong news background/journalism chops. Proficiency in audio mixing. Experience coaching and developing host talent.
  • Application Information

Sesame Studios YouTube Channel
An All-New YouTube Destination for Kids, From the Makers of Sesame Street! Sesame Studios features the same educational goodness as Sesame Street, but completely different. We are looking for fresh creative talent to dazzle and delight preschoolers. 
  • Position Type: Flexible
  • Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older and be submitting original content
  • Application Information 

Production Coordinator
Method Studios is currently in search of a Production Coordinator to join its Production team. The Production Coordinator is responsible for the assignment and tracking of tasks for assigned area of responsibility. They will facilitate the movement of shots between teams, coordinate daily reviews, and communicate status updates ensuring the delivery of shots on schedule.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Eligibility: BA or BS in film, art, communications, or related field strongly preferred. Minimum 3 years experience in visual effects production or feature animation
  • Application Information


Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant
Through the generosity of Loreen Arbus, New York Women in Film and Television has established the Loreen Arbus Disability Awareness Grant. The film completion grant for $7,500 will be awarded to a woman filmmaker for a film on physical or developmental disability issues. Directors and producers are eligible to apply.
  • Deadline:  June 1, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Films may be of any length or genre. The Grant will be awarded to help complete a work-in-progress. Films must have completed principle photography to be eligible. Finished films are not eligible. Filmmakers must be US-based.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: Victoria Vasquez at 212-679-0870, ext. 39, or vvasquez@nywift.org
  • Application Information

**Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographer**
The Digital Bolex Grant for Women Cinematographers offers approximately $10,000 worth of gear and accessories loaned on a rolling basis to any narrative short, music video, or feature film project to be shot by a female cinematographer. Recipients of the grant receive a loaned camera package for up to 21 production days.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Grant is open only to productions that engage a female director of photography. Grant is only open to films shooting in the Continental United States.
  • Address: Digital Bolex, 707 S Broadway Suite #1223, Los Angeles, CA, 90014
  • Contact: +1 213 628 3191
  • Application Information


NW Documentary Artist in Residence
As a center for non-fiction storytelling, NW Documentary seeks to encourage and foster documentary storytellers. The success of a creative, thriving environment is based on a variety of artists of different experience levels, working under one roof. The center is a place where upcoming storytellers gain inspiration, insight, and encouragement from experienced and established professionals. Likewise, active professionals benefit from a lively community consisting of support, creative exchange, and resources that would not be available to them as solo artists working from their homes. In addition to our regular workshops, internships, and volunteer opportunities, NW Documentary offers the Artist-in-Residence program to fulfill this need.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: Ongoing
  • Eligibility:  The Artist-in-Residence is an opportunity for non-fiction storytellers who have demonstrated a passion and commitment to their craft, an original artistic vision, and a desire to develop their work within a creative community. The term “non-fiction storytellers” is not exclusive to a single documentary medium, but may include: film/video, audio, photography, literary non-fiction, multi-media or other.
  • Address: 6 NE Tillamook, Portland, OR 97212
  • Contact: info@nwdocumentary.org    
  • Application Information

18th Street Arts Center
18th Street Arts Center values art making as an essential component of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. Its mission is “to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.” Founded in 1988, 18th Street Arts Center has fostered and supported the work of many of Los Angeles’ most engaging artists, and has built bridges to artist communities around the globe.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Yes
  • When: Ongoing
  • Eligibility:  The Visiting Artist Residency Program accepts applications from working, professional artists who demonstrate a deep commitment to their practices. The program is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines. Applicants are required to cover studio rental costs themselves. Although we primarily support visual artists, 18th Street Arts Center will consider applications from performing artists, writers, and filmmakers as well.
  • Address: 1639 18th Street Santa Monica CA 90404
  • Contact:  (310) 453-3711 
  • Application Information


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